A technique performed by skilled players of Super Smash Bros. Melee. To execute a wavedash, one must make a very short jump into the air, and then move diagonally downward while dodging in midair with the L button. One wavedash by itself is not particularly useful; it is when the move is repeated rapidly that it becomes both impressive and practical.

Wavedashing is most useful for quickly escaping from close combat with an opponent. Also, it can get you from one end of a stage to the other faster than running or jumping. In some instances, it can also be used as a type of taunt, a means of rubbing your skill in an opponent's face.

Any time you are fighting against an opponent who knows how to do the wavedash, chances are good that that person possesses above-average Smash skills.
Ben couldn't land a single hit on Josh because Josh was wavedashing all over the stage.
by roundthewheel October 7, 2007
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Wavedashing is an advanced technique in Super Smash Bros. Melee that is generally frowned upon by many players, considered an unfair advantage, like Mario Karts' snaking, to do it you press X or Y, then L or R, then diagonal down on the analog stick.
Steve:Ha! I win!
Bob:Bitch, you just kept wavedashing.
by Brandon Waldmann June 28, 2006
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In SSBM, a jump that is canceled by a diagonal mid air dodge so that you don't ever leave the ground. It results in a sliding motion that produces smoke at the character's feet. It can lead into many combos and techniques.
Isai wavedashed right into Azen's grab.
by Slashtap3 October 22, 2004
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Super Smash Bros. Melee - A manipulation of the engine used to move a distance in a short amount of time to continue combos or grab ledge.

You can preform it by jumping (best when short hopping) and then a downward diagonal (so in either direction) air-dodge quickly.

Marvel Vs Capcom Series- A move used to get up close to your enemy fast and safer than running at them. You can also attack when crouching, which can be helpful.

Preform a dash, quickly cancel the dash by pressing down, and then you can dash again. Before you dash, inputting an attack works.

Tekken- Moves that need to be transitioned from a crouch dash that only works for some characters. It is great for mind games.

It can be done by inputting these commands repeatedly: forward, neutral, down, tap down then forward.
Player 1: Do you know how to wavedash?
Player 2: No. Why would I want to do that? It seems useless.

Player 1: I'll show you! (wins the match)
Player 2: You are just exploiting glitches!
Player 2: And you just got rekt bitch.
by ehnkr2beboh March 16, 2019
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The peak form of human transportation. It involves diving or slamming into the ground at a diagonal angle in such a way that you slide upon landing. It can also be utilized by a man during sex to perform quick and highly accelerated thrusts into a girl by sliding back and forth across the floor between each thrust.
"Bro I wavedashed on her like an absolute madman."
by **GUN** January 22, 2020
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A technique employed in most fighting games that may include a combination of imputs, usually resulting in quickened foward-mobility.
Skywarrior: "Devil Jin can do too many moves out of his wavedash and I have no idea how to counter it."

Cloneworks: "Just pick Devil Jin then."
by Qualtztraminer June 12, 2008
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A term in Super Smash Bros Melee when a character air-dodges at an angle down to a platform directly after jumping. This is useful to move small ammounts in a quick motion without going to far.
Player 1: What did you just do?

Player 2: Wavedash?

Player 1: that's useless

player 1 gets pwned by player 2's wavedashing techniques

Player 2: You were saying?
by Reiden February 20, 2011
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